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Eutelsat serving 274m homes in key regions

Figures from satellite operator Eutelsat on the number of homes receiving channels broadcast by eight of its flagship television neighbourhoods serving Europe, North Africa and the Middle East reveal that a total of 274 million homes are now either equipped for Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception or connected to a cable or IP network offering channels broadcast by a Eutelsat satellite, up […]

BH Telecom chooses PlayBox Technology

BH Telecom, a telco in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has invested in PlayBox Technology channel-in-a-box systems for incorporation into its data centre in Sarajevo. The contract was won on an open-tender basis by systems integration company BCH which is itself based in Sarajevo. “The PlayBox Technology system fits in very well with BH Telecom’s essentially tapeless operation of two new channels […]

Cisco cloud for KD and Charter


Cisco’s cloud-based offerings are gaining traction. Following its confirmation of a partnership with Kabel Deutschland, Cisco and Charter Communications, the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States have entered into a strategic agreement through which Cisco will supply key products in support of Charter’s breakthrough next-generation video solution. Cisco is to provide a new advanced TV platform for Vodafone-owned German […]

ActiveVideo transforms Charter STBs

Tom Rutledge, President and CEO of Charter Communications, has confirmed that cloud TV specialist ActiveVideo is supporting the operator’s network and device upgrades. Speaking at an International CES briefing announcing a technology partnership with Cisco, Rutledge said that Charter expected to launch its new fully-featured cloud based user interface, Spectrum Guide on its new Worldboxes, as well as on legacy […]

ACCESS, ZapperBox, Entropic partner on HDMI dongle

ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies, has integrated its NetFront Living Connect 3.1 media sharing solution with support for DLNA VidiPath onto the Zip-R HDMI stick-based IP client solution from ZapperBox. The Zip-R stick is based on the EN7589 chipset solution from Entropic, an expert in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. This collaboration will enable cable operators […]

Kabel Deutschland converges broadcast, IP and OTT


Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s largest cable operator, is partnering with Cisco to create a next generation video service that converges search, recommendation and viewing in a personalised, multi-screen, cloud-powered platform, which it claims is the industry’s first comprehensive video-hub for the home. Subscribers can access all the video they consume through a single immersive user interface which works across all […]

Tele Columbus progresses IPO plans


Tele Columbus AG, the third-largest German cable network operator, is moving ahead with its plans for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Tele Columbus intends to list its shares on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the first half of 2015, market conditions permitting. The IPO will consist of new shares from a capital increase as […]

Virgin bolsters Sky HD line-up


Customers of UK cable operator Virgin Media TV can now keep up with the latest news and sports updates from Sky in HD following the launch of Sky News HD on channel 603 and Sky Sports News HQ HD on channel 511 According to Stephane David, Executive Director of Content at Virgin Media, the addition of these channels to its […]

Rostelecom, VGTRK form media JV

Rostelecom, Russia’s national telecommunications operator, is to create a media joint venture with the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), Russia’s leading producer of pay-TV channels for cable and satellite broadcast. The JV will be made up of VGTRK’s Digital Television and Rostelecom’s subsidiary NKS-Media. The main aim of the JV is to accelerate the development of the […]

DISH supports denial of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, and no discernible benefits, from the proposed union of the first and second largest cable companies in the nation, DISH Network has filed its Reply today at the FCC to Comcast-Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Opposition to the Petitions to Deny their proposed merger. “Everyone who likes to watch high-quality online video has particular […]

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